Vital business documents can be lost in manifold ways, but the most common appears to be from fire. Here are links to three major catastrophes where stored paper files were lost:
- New York City Seven-Alarm Warehouse Fire
- Document Warehouse Fire in Brazil
- Mobil Oil $20 million Loss
A disastrous fire at the Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar, Germany on September 3, 2004 destroyed 25,000 books and damaged an additional 40,000 volumes. Although a portion of the information was no doubt duplicated elsewhere, this tragedy highlights the importance of Disaster-Recovery recovery planning and backup for valuable documents.
Another tragic state library fire occurred in Moscow.
In addition, documents have often been lost through:
- Misfiled and Lost Documents
- Inadvertently Destroyed and Deleted Files
- Water Damage
- Employee Intentional Destruction
- Industrial Espionage
“The identification, protection, and ready availability of organizational essential records, databases, emergency operating records, rights and interests records, and other documents are critical to the successful implementation and execution of a robust continuity program.” FEMA Essential Records Plan
Since 1975, microMEDIA has been creating backup copies of essential information for disaster recovery business continuity; initially in the form of microfilm, microfiche and aperture cards. Beginning in 1987, we converted vital information to digital images. We can help you manage “source” documents in paper, printed, graphic, blueprint and photographic or micrographic media. Our specialties include:
- Systems design and development
- Conversions performed onsite at client locations
- Integration with operational systems
- Cloud-based document management
- Redundant storage of vital records
- Vendor independence – we interface with all imaging systems
For a quote on business continuity disaster recovery, call 973-685-5164.